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Easy Clutter Bag

Image of Easy Clutter Bag Designed by Julie A. Bolduc

This clutter bag is fairly easy to make and can be completed in a few hours. Like the other clutter bags I designed on this site, it uses a large whipped topping container for stability on the inside. I really love making these and using them. They are so handy for hiding small stuff that tends to clutter up a room.
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Materials Needed
3oz skein worsted weight acrylic yarn of desired color. Red Heart Super Saver in Royal Blue was used in the example
1 12oz empty clean whipped topping container
¼" paper punch
Yarn Needle

Yarn Thickness: 4mm
Gauge: 4dc=1"
Finished Size: 8" high 6" diam
Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructions.
With paper punch, punch 50 holes evenly spaced around the rim of the container. Set aside

RND 1: Ch5. Join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch3. 19 dc in ring. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (20dc)

RND 2: Ch3. Dc in same st as slst. 2dc in each st around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (40 dc)

RND 3: Ch3. 2dc in next st. *Dc in next st. 2dc in next st. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (60dc) Yes there are 10 more stitches than there are holes. That will be taken care of when you join the crochet to the container.

RND 4: Ch3. Sk next st. 3dc in next st. Sk next st. Dc in next st. *Dc in next st. Sk next st. 3dc in next st. Sk next st. Dc in next st. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 5-9: Rep rnd 4.

RND 10: You will join the crochet to the container in this round. Ch1. Sc in same st as slst and through the first hole in container. Sc in each of the next 4 stitches and next 4 holes. Sk next st. *Sc in each of the next 5 stitches and 5 holes in the container. Sk next st. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 11: Ch3. Dc in next st. Sk next st. 3dc in next st. Sk next st. (2dc in next st. Sk next st. 3dc in next st. Sk next st.) Rep bet () 4 times more. Dc in each of the next 2 sts. Sk next st. Rep bet () 6 times. Join wslst to top of ch3. You should now have 12 three dc groups and 12 2dc groups around.

RND 12-17: Rep rnd 4.

RND 18: Ch4. Sk next st. *Dc in next st. Ch1. Sk next st. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch4.

RND 19: Ch1. Sc in next ch1 sp. *Sc in next dc. Sc in next ch1 sp. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to ch1. Fasten off, weave ends into inside of work.

Drawstrings
Make 2. Ch80. Fasten off. Weave each string through rnd 18 in opposite directions. Tie ends together and trim to within a ¼"

Design written on Wednesday, October 10, 2001. Copyright ©2001 By Julie A. Bolduc p125010

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